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Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Neilson House and Farm

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John Neilson House and Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. John Neilson House and Farm Marker
Inscription. John Neilson, who farmed this land, cast his lot with the Patriot cause. The building you see is a restoration of his original home. By mid-September 1777, the American Army had taken over Neilsonís house and barn, and enclosed much of his farm within its defenses.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 59.129′ N, 73° 38.479′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Saratoga National Historic Park along the auto tour road. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Hampshire Memorial (a few steps from this marker); American Encampment and General Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown American Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bemis Heights (about 400 feet away); Gates Headquarters
John Neilson House and Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
2. John Neilson House and Farm Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Asa Chatfield Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Chatfield Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a picture of American soldiers gathered around the Neilson House. The left of the marker features a map of the area showing the war-time location of American fortifications and structures such as the Neilson House. There is also a "sketch by Lieutenant Colonel Varick, an American officer, show[ing] Neilson's house and outbuildings."
 
Also see . . .
1. "The Battle of Saratoga" September 19, 1777. The American Revolution website. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Saratoga National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker at Saratoga National Historic Park
John Neilson House and Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. John Neilson House and Farm Marker
This and other markers are found at the Neilson Farm/Bemis Heights stop on the auto tour road of Saratoga National Historic Park.
John Neilson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. John Neilson House
This house, the only remaining wartime structure on the battlefield, was the headquarters for American Generals Enoch Poor and Benedict Arnold.
John Neilson House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
6. John Neilson House
Though carefully preserved, only about 10 percent of the building is orignal frabric from the time of the Battles of Saratoga.
Interior of John Neilson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
7. Interior of John Neilson House
Bemis Heights Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
8. Bemis Heights Map from Marker
This map from the marker shows the position of American fortifications in this area during the Battles of Saratoga in 1777. The location of the marker is also indicated.
John Neilson House Interior image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
9. John Neilson House Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,715 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   7, 8. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.
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